The mission of the Persian Student Organization of Minnesota (PSOM) is to foster a safe
and friendly environment for students and members of the non-campus community to participate
in planning Persian cultural events. Furthermore, PSOM aims to serve the Persian community of
Minnesota in pursuit of a deeper sense of Persian culture, diversity, and historical awareness
through education and cultural events.
Please note that PSOM is a neutral student group based on the University of Minnesota campus.
PSOM does not hold any particular affiliation, whether political, religious, etc. PSOM does not
represent the University of Minnesota. Furthermore, PSOM is a nonprofit student organization
No individuals shall profit as a result of any revenue the group generates.
Group's principal activities, events, or programs: PSOM both hosts and partakes in a variety
of events during the academic calendar year. These events may include, but are not limited to: Paint the Bridge, Campus Activities Fairs, Coffman Arts Festival, Persian Film Night, Shabeh Yalda (Persian Winter Celebration), and Nowruz (Persian New Year).
How this group's activities benefit the University community: PSOM's activities benefit the
University community by raising an awareness of Persian culture among students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota.
How this group fits into its categories: PSOM fits into the Cultural and Diversity category
because the group's primary aim is to provide a welcoming environment for students and members of the non-campus community to plan Persian cultural events. These events are intended to enrich people's sense of awareness in regard to Persian culture and diversity.
How to get involved with this group: Meeting times are convened on a weekly, bi-weekly, or
monthly basis. The frequency of meeting times and meeting locations are determined at the discretion of the President. For more information, please contact Kian Alavy at 763-843-4882.